Friday, September 18, 2009

ACFW 2009 Day 2

Ohhh, what a fun day!

Breakfast consisted of fruit and pasteries (they were good... but NOT helpful on my diet!)

Had a continuing education session with Susan May Warren and Rachel Hauck... VERY good!

Sat with the B&H editor/marketing guru Julie Gwynn for lunch. Very sweet lady and nice to hear about what B&H is publishing. (She did say she had holes for contemp romance and was very open to humor with 20/30 yr old audience, so that was cool!)

Workshops were good... but I jetted out early to one to relax a bit.

Here's a picture in one of the workshops of bloggers Katie and Jody!

Had my critique with Deb Raney which was a fantastic experience! She was so sweet and kind and gave me great suggestions... and she marked a ton of places that made her laugh.. and overall said I did a great job, so WOOHOO for that!

Fellow blogger Jessica, my husband, and I went out to dinner.

And ohhh... our experience was interesting.

Here is Jessica before dinner:

Here is where we ate:

Here is Jessica after we'd been there for a while...

*grin* Totally kidding! Seriously, there was a little Mexican restaurant in the um, Wine and Spirits place (I'd like to take this moment to make sure you all know that I do NOT frequent these places.... just to clarify! LOL)We had a BLAST, and they had VERY cheap prices, I was SO all about that! Scott and I ate for under $10!)

A few fun pictures from our dinner:

On our way back, we stopped for a little monkey business.

Then we dropped Jessica off at the hotel and Scott and I took a little walk so we could get a pic of the mountains with the sunset. It was a BEAUTIFUL night... SO relaxing with is just what I needed. (also including pic of the hotel)

Tonight saw Ron (hoping I got that name right), JC Lamont, Avily (I found out is pronouced ay-vi-lee instead of uvilee as I'd previously thought. Here is both our "nice" pose and our "strong man/women" pose. We're just pretty much awesome, what can I say!

Then.. off to the agent panel with Rachelle Gardner and Greg Johnson of Word Serve Literary. People asked GREAT questions and it was nice to see them in person.

Now... it's Krista's night-night time. My 2 appointments are tomorrow... so PRAY FOR ME! Kay?


Love ya from Denver!



Travis Phillips said...

Sounds like you are having a great trip. :)

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Wow, looks like a lot of fun!!! Thanks for the pictures! They're great! I love that we're never too mature for a little monkey business. :0)

Valerie said...

I'm so glad you're having a good time! You and your writing have been on my prayer list for some time now. I'll still be praying for you during your appointments! :)

Catherine West said...

Hey Krista, thanks for keeping us updated. I am glad you're having a good time, and I hope your appointments went well. Hopefully I will see you next year!

sherrinda said...

Ooooo, I'm praying for you today! Thanks so much for sharing pictures! It makes me feel like I am there...a little bit. :) It looks and sounds like you are soaking up the experience! Can't wait to hear more!

Christina Berry said...

Where's our strong woman pose, huh?!? :0)

Krista Phillips said...

Thanks everyone for prayers!

Christina... come flag me down and we'll do a fun pose. I'm thinkin' super secret spy pose...

sherrinda said...

FYI! You are mentioned on the ACFW Blog! There is a link on it to your blog today! Whew, girl, you are getting your name out there!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

What fun! Thanks for all the great pics.

Susan :)

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Krista, glad you're enjoying it, and hope it continues to go well. Looking forward to hearing how the one on one time went.

CMOM Productions said...

It sounds like a great trip! :) I hope your appointments went well!!!

Debra E Marvin said...

Great photos Krista.
I met Avily too and she's a doll. And I found out that the beautiful Jessica Nelson could be a model with her height and build.

The conference was unbelievable. Glad you got out of the hotel for awhile too!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Visiting from Jessica's place! What fun! I can't wait for the Louisiana Book Festival...but, it'll be the first time I'm there as an author and not as a reader...curious to see it from "the other side" :)